Bye bye beautiful Sydney!

August 27, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


All good things must come to an end, and today was the last day of my fabulous Melbourne and Sydney book week tour! I’ve had so much fun, and met so many wonderful kids, teachers and librarians in my travels. It will be great to get back to Hong Kong to my lovely family – but I will miss my beautiful homeland very much! See you all again at Chinese New Year next year!


Thank you to the Grade 3 girls of Kambala!

August 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A big thank you to Jo Laretive of the Junior Library and the terrific Grade 3 girls of Kambala in Rose Bay, Sydney, for a wonderful afternoon this afternoon! It was wonderful to meet you and to introduce you to my Chinese Calendar Tales, especially my very sneaky Sybil Snake! It was also a very special visit for me, since my mum was a student at Kambala over 60 years ago! Special thanks to Amelia and Imogen of Grade 6 who gave me an expert guided tour of the school!

A quick visit to the gorgeous Kincoppal Kindies!

August 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Many thanks to Helen Webster of Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart Junior School library, for a lovely hour with the clever Kindy kids today! We had a great time learning about Chinese dragons as we read The Tale of Chester Choi and talked about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac! I hope to see you all again soon!

Don’t delay – write that story today!!

August 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You have to be in it to win it – so if you want to be a winner in my Clever Competition you’d better get cracking! There are just 8 days left to enter, so check out the rules on the Clever Competition page above and start writing that story – I can’t wait to read it!

A Ssssuper SCEGGS Assembly!

August 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Many thanks to the lovely Louise Cluff (above), head of Junior School Library at SCEGGS in Darlinghurst, for a terrific morning with the Grade 5s and 6s this morning! It was great to introduce the girls to Sybil Snake and her empress alter-ego, as well as having time for a quick chat about writing tips and how to publish books! Keep up the reading and writing girls, and remember to enter my current writing competition – details on the Clever Competitions page above!

A fantassstic day at Edgecliff Prep, Sydney Grammar School!

August 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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A big HELLOOO to the fabulous boys of Edgecliff Prep at Sydney Grammar School where I spent a very happy day today introducing the funny and fabulous characters of my Chinese Calendar Tales! Thanks for the lovely warm welcome, and special thanks to dedicated librarian Li Gin and her lovely assistant Bridget for being such gracious hosts. Boys, your bookmarks will be with you very shortly – and remember to enter my Clever Writing Competition!

Goodbye Melbourne Book Week, hello Sydney Book Week!

August 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Melbourne was marvellous…and now Sydney is going to be super! Stay posted with news of my visits to four fabulous Sydney schools in the next week!

Thank you Methodist Ladies College!

August 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments


A big thank you to wonderful Tracey Ricchini, Junior Librarian of Methodist Ladies College (pictured above wrapped up in my dragon!) and the gorgeous Grade 6 Ladies and Book Bugs who made me so welcome again today! Here are five MLC Book Bugs who just LOVE books and reading! Remember to keep on reading lots and lots of books to feed your fabulous brains, and remember to enter my Clever Competition!

A funny and fabulous morning at Camberwell Grammar!

August 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Big thanks to lovely librarian Anna Emmett and the fabulous staff and boys of Camberwell Grammar Junior School for hosting me this morning! I had such a great time talking to the boys about how I became a writer, as well as introducing them to my very vain Pin Yin Panda and seriously sinister Sybil Snake…as well as some fascinating Chinese history and folklore. Photos to come shortly! Make sure you enter my Clever Writing Competition!

Hellooo Ruyton Girls School!

August 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Well that was a fun afternoon! Pin Yin Panda loved meeting the Ruyton Girls of Years 2 to 4, and Sybil Snake found her visit to the Years 5 to 6s very ssssssatisfactory! I hope you all had fun – and learnt a bit of Chinese history and folklore along the way! Special thanks to Julie Purcell, LRC Director for inviting me and helping the afternoon to run smoothly! And girls….remember, don’t spend too much time in front of the mirror…and the boyfriends carry the bags!

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